TITLE

Jefferson's secret life

AUTHOR(S)
Murray, Barbra; Duffy, Brian; Parshall, Gerald; Lord, Lewis
PUB. DATE
November 1998
SOURCE
U.S. News & World Report;11/09/98, Vol. 125 Issue 18, p58
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports DNA evidence which shows that Thomas Jefferson had at least one illegitimate child with his slave, Sally Hemings. Hemings the half-sister of Jefferson's late wife, Martha; Work by Eugene A. Foster in `Nature'; Implications for the study of slavery in the United States and for race relations; Dispelling the myth of separation between blacks and whites; How modern descendants of Hemings view the discovery; Foster's research strategy. INSET: The history that lies in men's genes, by Charles W. Petit.
ACCESSION #
1227552

 

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